The paper outlines key activities and projects that DER Touristik is already implementing, as well as key demands to be addressed to policymakers. The current crises show once again the need to focus not only on increased industry involvement, but also on collaboration at the political level and on setting a political course.
The Covid pandemic has slowed down tourism worldwide, highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing this major industry. Tourism connects cultures and nations, creates jobs worldwide and is a driver for sustainability in destinations. But it also requires mobility of the future, a resilient industry at home and abroad, as well as functioning disaster prevention and EU-wide sustainability labelling for travel.
We have published our complete position on “Sustainable development in the tourism industry” in this position paper.